An eery, heavily atmospheric movie made in the World of Warcraft movie. Offers an unusual coupling of text dialogue and detailed sound effects and music, which effectively settles the viewer into the moody environment. - HEL "As reports of corpses wandering in the rural areas of Azeroth surface, the High Councilor assembles a plan to deal with the possibility of the return of the Prince of Darkness. An army is assembled of vetran soilders of the Light to partake in the most important and... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Diltz, J. Joshua, Clara, Dogs of Warcraft, Sleeping Dogs Productions, World of Warcraft, Blizzard...
LibriVox recording of A Gold Hunter's Experience, by Chalkley J. Hambleton. Read by Sue Anderson. "Early in the summer of 1860, I had an attack of gold fever. In Chicago, the conditions for such a malady were all favorable. Since the panic of 1857 there had been three years of general depression, money was scarce, there was little activity in business, the outlook was discouraging, and I, like hundreds of others, felt blue." Thus Chalkley J. Hambleton begins his pithy and engrossing... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, gold rush, biography, memoirs, western Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Adrift on an Ice-Pan, by Sir Wilfred Grenfell. Read by Sean Michael Hogan. This autobiographical work describes the author's harrowing experience caught on a small drifting piece of ice, while crossing a frozen bay by dog team on the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland. (Summary by Sean Michael Hogan) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover, M4B or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: audiobook, librivox, adventure, memoir, autobiography, sled dogs, dog team, survival Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Part 1 of the Dracula machinima series from CandlelightStories.com. Parts 2 and 3 are available on the Archive. They are 'Dracula's Message,' and 'Dracula's Prisoner.' Bram Stoker wrote this fascinating gothic horror story. Some think it's a missing chapter from the novel, 'Dracula.' Others suspect Stoker wrote it several years before the novel. Whichever is true, the story stands on its own as a supreme example of its genre. We've made our first machinima animation to tell the tale. For this... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: horror, Candlelight Stories, The Movies, Lionhead Studios, Cima, Alessandro, Stoker, Bram, Dracula,...
Clara's Rise of the Living Dead trilogy continues, with the distinctive cinematography and use of sound effects and music characteristic of the series -- now with voice acting, too. Like Clara's other movies, this episode in the "Rise of the Living Dead" series was made in the "World of Warcraft" MMO.-- HEL "The end of Azeroth is near..would you have the courage to stand?" -- Dogs of Warcraft website. Soundtrack available at www.apple.com/itunes/ imix keyword... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Diltz, J. Joshua, Clara: Sleeping Dogs Productions, Dogs of Warcraft, World of Warcraft, Blizzard...
BloodSpell is the unique animated "punk fantasy" feature film by Machinima pioneers Strange Company, made available in its entirety for viewing online under Creative Commons. In the world of BloodSpell, some people are infected with magic in their blood. When that blood is spilled, the magic is released, to harm or heal. When Jered, a young monk trained to hunt the Blooded, realises he has magic in his own blood, he must flee into the slums and magical hideouts of the Blooded, pursued... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Strange Company, Hancock, Hugh, Bloodspell, Punk, Fantasy, Neverwinter Nights, Bioware
LibriVox recording of After London, or Wild England, by Richard Jefferies. Read by Ruth Golding. Jefferies' novel can be seen as an early example of "post-apocalyptic fiction." After some sudden and unspecified catastrophe has depopulated England, the countryside reverts to nature, and the few survivors to a quasi-medieval way of life. The first part of the book, "The Relapse into Barbarism", is the account by some later historian of the fall of civilisation and its... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobook, adventure, fantasy, disaster, apocalypse Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of The Scarlet Plague, by Jack London. Read by James Christopher. Known mainly for his tales of adventure, this work of science fiction by Jack London is set in a post-apocalyptic future. It's 2072, sixty years after the scarlet plague has depopulated the planet. James Howard Smith is one of the few survivors of the pre-plague era left alive in the San Francisco area, and as he realizes his time grows short, he tries to impart the value of knowledge and wisdom to his... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, adventure, science fiction, post-apocalyptic, plague Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Lone Star Planet by H. Beam Piper & John J. McGuire. Read by Mark Nelson New Texas: its citizens figure that name about says it all. The Solar League ambassador to the Lone Star Planet has the unenviable task of convincing New Texans that a s'Srauff attack is imminent, and dangerous. Unfortunately it's common knowledge that the s'Srauff are evolved from canine ancestors—and not a Texan alive is about to be scared of a talking dog! But unless he can get them to act,... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, science fiction, sci-fi, texas Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Based on a story by Hans Christian Anderson (The Sheperdess & the chimney-Sweep), Mr. Wonderbird (Sir Peter Ustinov) tells the story of two lovers who flee their two dimensional painting and are then hunted by a mean-spirited King. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Clara's "Rise of the Living Dead" trilogy concludes, with the distinctive cinematography, editing and use of sound effects, voice acting and music characteristic of the series. Like Clara's other movies, this episode in the "Rise of the Living Dead" series was made in the World of Warcraft MMO.-- HEL "The apocalypse has arrived. The dead have risen to destroy the living and take control of Azeroth. There is only one being who has the ability to bring the world back from... ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Diltz, J. Joshua, Clara, World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment, Reformation (Guild), Sleeping...
LibriVox's Anthem by Ayn Rand. Read by Chere Theriot. Anthem is a dystopic science fiction story taking place at some unspecified future date. Mankind has entered another dark age as a result of what Rand saw as the weaknesses of socialistic thinking and economics. Technological advancement is now carefully planned (when it is allowed to occur, if at all) and the concept of individuality has been eliminated (for example, the word "I" has disappeared from the language). As is common in... ( 4 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobooks, literature, philosophy, science fiction Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Merton of the Movies, by Harry Leon Wilson. Read by Margaret Espaillat. Merton of the Movies is a comedy that centers around Merton Gill, an aspiring dramatic artist from Simsbury, Illinois who makes his way to Hollywood to become a serious actor. How could Merton fail in attaining his dreams after finishing a correspondence course from the General Film Production Company of Stebbinsville, Arkansas, certifying him to be a competent screen actor? Harry Leon Wilson, the... ( 4 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobook, comedy, movies, cinema, film, actors Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Erich von Stroheim is The Great Flamarion, a marksman who employs Mary Beth Hughes and Dan Duryea, a married couple, for his vaudeville act. Having decided to rid herself of her husband, Mary Beth plots to trick von Stroheim into doing the dirty work for her. ( 8 reviews ) Topics: Erich von Stroheim, Mary Beth Hughes, Dan Duryea, Anthony Mann
LibriVox recording of Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, by Edwin Abbott Abbott. Read by Ruth Golding. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is an 1884 science fiction novella by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott Abbott. As a satire, Flatland offered pointed observations on the social hierarchy of Victorian culture. However, the novella's more enduring contribution is its examination of dimensions; in a foreword to one of the many publications of the novella, noted science writer... ( 8 reviews ) Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, science fiction, satire, mathematics, geometry, dimensions Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of The Big Bow Mystery, by Israel Zangwill. Read by Adrian Praetzellis. It's a cold and foggy night in London. A man is horribly murdered in his bedroom, the door locked and bolted on the inside. Scotland Yard is stumped. Yet the seemingly unsolvable case has, as Inspector Grodman says, "one sublimely simple solution" that is revealed in a final chapter full of revelations and a shocking denouement. Detective fiction afficionados will be happy to learn that all the... ( 8 reviews ) Topics: librivox, literature, audiobooks, mystery, zangwill, england, satire Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Space Prison, by Tom Godwin. Read by Mark Nelson. AFTER TWO CENTURIES....The sound came swiftly nearer, rising in pitch and swelling in volume. Then it broke through the clouds, tall and black and beautifully deadly — the Gern battle cruiser, come to seek them out and destroy them. Humbolt dropped inside the stockade, exulting. For two hundred years his people had been waiting for the chance to fight the mighty Gern Empire ... with bows and arrows against blasters and... ( 9 reviews ) Topics: Science fiction, sci-fi, literature, Librivox, audiobook Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
This is believed to be the first feature film based on real life serial killers Charles Starkweather and Caril Fugate. Mainstream Hollywood would not produce films inspired by the pair until a decade after this one. A number of films were inspired by the duo (some very loosely) and included such major examples as Terrence Malick's Badlands (1973) and Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers (1994) ( 14 reviews ) Topic: Horror